“And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth,”
King James Version (KJV)
9:11 Behold he is praying - He was shown thus to Ananias.
Ac 9:11 Go into the street which is called Straight. This street ran in a direct line from gate to gate, east and west, and was anciently 100 feet wide and celebrated for its magnificence. It is now contracted and mean. Enquire in the house of Judas. Nothing more is known of this Judas. Saul of Tarsus. As the name was not uncommon, he is designated by his native city, "no mean city" (Ac 21:39), a place of 30,000 inhabitants, 20,000 at present, then celebrated for its schools. It was the Cilician capital. He prayeth. An assurance that Ananias would be favorably received. Besides, in his prayer, the vision came that Ananias would come.